Mumbai’s Wockhardt hospital will train 250 volunteers of 50 Ganesh pandals to tackle medical emergencies that take place during Ganeshotsav in the city.
The volunteers will be given Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS) training.
The hospital will also facilitate Ganesh pandals in carrying out welfare activities and first aid kits will be distributed. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, the chances of medical emergencies are high during pandal-hopping. These techniques would play an effective role in saving the patients through the golden hour, in case one suffers from cardiac arrest.
Dr. Parag Rindani, Head, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, said, “Ganesh festival is the biggest event in Mumbai, and people from all over the country and the world participate in it. During these 10 days, there is a lot of rush and chances of medical emergencies are high.”
Ganesh pandals like Lalbaug Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal Ganesh Galli, Kalachowki Vibhag Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal (Mahaganpati), Chinchpokli Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal (Chintamani), Fortcha Raja Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal, Tejukai Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Trust, and Tardeo Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal (Tardeocha Maharaja) will be prepared to handle medical emergencies.
Dr. Rindani said, “Likewise, these pandals are involved in many social and welfare activities like organizing blood donation camps, raising awareness regarding various health ailments and distributing books to needy children."